The Resource Use xerox copies located in boxes 1 and 2 to determine which photographs interested in, before examining actual photographs

Use xerox copies located in boxes 1 and 2 to determine which photographs interested in, before examining actual photographs

Label
ca. 1875-ca. 1985
Inclusive dates
ca. 1875-ca. 1985
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Photographs, ca. 1875-ca. 1985, from the Virginia Fire and Police Museum of Richmond, Virginia, documenting over a century of fire fighting in Richmond. Photographs include images of fire companies; fire fighters; equipment; vehicles including engines, trucks, and steamers; horses used to pull fire vehicles; fires and fire fighting; fire fighting training; ruins; and street scenes. Also photographs of accidents; rescue workers; funerals; fundraisers; Christmas parties; fire and police department baseball teams; automobiles; parades; and the Virginia Fire and Police Museum. Of special interests are photographs of Richmond's African American fire fighters interspersed throughout the collection as well as a section grouped together at the beginning of box 11 which contain captions used in an exhibit. Also includes in box 11 newspaper clippings about various fires in and around Richmond. A few images located in the xerox copies may no longer exist in the originals. There are original photographs, especially in box 11, which are not in the xerox copies
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
The Virginia Fire and Police Museum was founded in 1976 in an 1883 Richmond, Virginia, firehouse. The building is located on a site where firehouses have been located since 1849. The current building, which served as the home for Steamer Company number 5 until 1968 and for the 3rd police station until 1898, was slated for demolition in 1976. However, the building was saved to serve as the home for the museum. The museum offers visitors a lesson in police and firefighting architecture, uniforms, and equipment, and provides an educational program on fire and life safety. The museum was closed as a result of state budget cuts in 2002.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Photographs
Label
Use xerox copies located in boxes 1 and 2 to determine which photographs interested in, before examining actual photographs
Note
Use xerox copies located in boxes 1 and 2 to determine which photographs interested in, before examining actual photographs
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
5.25
Immediate source of acquisition
Virginia Fire and Police Museum
Organization method
Arranged in a numeric order created by the Virginia Fire and Police Museum. Boxes 1 and 2 contain xerox copies of the photographs in the collection and are numbered to correspond with the original photographs. Box 3: photographs P1-P56. Box 4: photographs P57-150. Box 5: photographs P151-P178. Box 6: photographs P179-P301. Box 7: photographs P302-443. Box 8: photographs P444-573. Box 9: photographs P574-P670. Box 10: photographs P671-P776 and PT.00.1-PT.00.7. Box 11: African-American firemen, miscellaneous photographs, and newspaper clippings.
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000505182
Reproduction note
Photographs.
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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